Flight Review: United Express – Pittsburgh (PIT) to Washington Dulles (IAD)

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Airline:  United Express (Flight 3790)

Date:  Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Departure City:  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PIT), United States of America

Departure Time: 7:49 PM

Arrival City: Washington, Dulles (IAD), United States of America

Arrival Time:  8:51 PM

Aircraft:  Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ-700)

This flight was the first segment of our long journey to Europe.  I was traveling with two of my good buddies, both named Matt.  My flights during the next few days would route me from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Washington Dulles (IAD) to Frankfurt, Germany (FRA) to Zurich, Switzerland (ZRH) to Kos, Greece (KGS) to Athens, Greece (ATH) to Saint Petersburg, Russia (LED).  Yes, it was quite the itinerary and not for the faint of heart.

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I am a Premier Silver Member on United Airlines as well as a holder of their credit card.  This entitles me to a free checked bag, along with Zone 2 boarding.  I love boarding in Zone 2, as it gets you to your seat before pretty much everyone else.

As I got on board, I located my seat (9B), and was pleasantly surprised that I was located in “Economy Plus”.  #Winning

While Economy Plus isn’t much on such a small plane, every little bit of legroom makes all the difference.  This was a great start to our journey abroad!

The flight took off on time, and once airborne drinks and cookies were served.  I passed the time on this flight by reading the in-flight magazine and thinking about the adventure ahead of us.  Who knew what the next few days would hold?

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Our flight arrived on time and we taxied to our position at the gate.  Welcome to our nations capital, Washington Dulles!

The Travel Wolf
The Travel Wolf (a.k.a. John) is a freelance aviation/airline writer, frequent traveler and avid airline enthusiast. I feel most at home when I am 30,000 feet in the air and watching the clouds from above. I love the smell of jet exhaust in the morning!